How to Convert DRM to MP3 With Freeware

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You can convert DRM (Digital Rights Management) audio, such as protected M4P or WMA files, to MP3 using the protected audio format's native software to burn the files to a CD. Once on a CD, you can rip the DRM audio from the CD and convert it to MP3. For DRM-protected M4P audio, you can utilize iTunes to convert the audio. For DRM-protected WMA audio, you can utilize Windows Media Player to convert the audio. Both programs are free and can be downloaded by referring to the links below in "Resources."

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes
  • Windows Media Player
  • Blank CD-R

Using iTunes

  • Open iTunes by clicking the "Finder," selecting "Applications" and double-clicking the "iTunes" icon.

  • Create a new playlist by clicking "File" and selecting "New Playlist."

  • Drag the DRM audio you would like to convert to MP3 with freeware into the new playlist that appears. Then click the playlist to highlight it and click "Burn Disc."

  • Confirm this action by clicking "Burn." Then insert a blank CD-R into your computer for the DRM audio to be burned onto.

  • Open the iTunes preferences menu when the burning process is complete. Then click the "Import Settings" button and choose "MP3 Encoder" from the menu that appears.

  • Click "OK" to confirm this change. Then press "OK" to exit the preferences menu.

  • Click the "Import Disc" button in the bottom-right corner of iTunes and the DRM audio will be ripped from the CD, converted to MP3 and saved on your computer.

  • Eject the CD when the ripping process is complete. You have now successfully converted DRM audio to MP3 with freeware.

Using Windows Media Player

  • Open Windows Media Player by clicking the "Start" button, selecting "Programs" and clicking "Windows Media Player."

  • Click the "Burn" button inside of Windows Media Player.

  • Drag the DRM audio you would like to convert to MP3 with freeware into the burn list that appears. Then click "Start Burn."

  • Insert a blank CD-R into your computer for the DRM audio to be burned onto.

  • Click the "Rip Settings" button when the burning process is complete and choose "MP3" from the "Format" section.

  • Click the "Rip CD" button and the DRM audio will be ripped from the CD, converted to MP3 and saved to your computer.

  • Eject the CD when the ripping process is complete. You have now successfully converted DRM audio to MP3 with freeware.

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